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3 firefighters injured at Birmingham house fire

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Firefighters on scene in West End. Source: Vanessa Araiza Firefighters on scene in West End. Source: Vanessa Araiza

Birmingham fire officials confirm that three firefighters were injured at a house fire Wednesday evening.

The blaze happened at a home on 18th Place Southwest in West End. Officials say that two firefighters sustained second and third degree burns and another fell from a ladder. All three have been transported to UAB with non life-threatening injuries.

Reporter Vanessa Araiza spoke with Malinda Hubbard, the daughter of the homeowner, who says her 78-year-old father got out of the house safely and went to a neighbor's for help.

Hubbard says that she brings her father, Henry Moultrie, dinner every night but when she pulled up Wednesday, she saw fire crews on scene. Hubbard says her father told her while he was sitting on his couch he noticed flames, tried to put them out but ended up leaving the house.

Firefighters first received a call about the blaze at 7:30 p.m. and are still on scene monitoring several hot spots. The initial cause of the fire is believed to be a heating unit in the basement of the home.

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